The IBM solutions SVC and Storwize provide a large number of measured values, which are read by BVQ to be processed and archived for monitoring, analysis and reporting and archiving. The measured values are displayed graphically in the BVQ interface represented by a treemap. This allows a quick detection of the current operating conditions. Directly from the treemap a deep objects´ performance analysis can be started. For a long-period reporting the data is archived within BVQ for years. A built-in programmable alerting engine monitors the operating conditions and provides an early warning before errors happen.
The software solution BVQ is offered as Base Edition, which can be further expanded with packages.
The BVQ Base Edition
The Base Edition is the core of the reporting solution and includes the SVC / Storwize data scanner, the BVQ Treemap, performance analysis, reporting and alerting.
The BVQ Accounting Package
With the accounting package BVQ can be extended to a billing system for performance-related storage costs. New object types describing a corporate structure will be integrated into the treemap and are used for analysis and reporting. The accounting package also includes a special accounting report.
The BVQ Service Level Management Package
With this extension service-level agreements can be saved in BVQ and their conditions compliance can be checked and verified. This package comes also with new objects for the BVQ Treemap and allows a visual inspection and a special alerting for the requirements of the Service Level Management.
The BVQ Copy Services Package allows to monitor the existing copies between two SVC Clusters or Flashcopy links, thereby improving the reliability. The current state of the copies can be better controlled. Losses on the connection lines can be measured and evaluated in the analysis.
The VMware Integration Package reads storage-related objects from VMware with its own scanner and integrates this information into the BVQ Database. This allows a common representation and evaluation of SVC Objects with the virtual VMware servers. Thus, the VMware storage allocation from the virtual machine up to vCenter can be monitored easier. If a performance problem occurs in a VMware component, the affected volumes can be analyzed immediately.
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